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August 20th, 2009
11:34 pm

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Happy Birthday, Ron....
I did remember...

***puts down cookies***

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July 5th, 2009
09:53 pm

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I love my job
I really, really do. I mean, disrespect, lies, abuse and a 4% rate decrease.
What's not to love;)

Current Location: home
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Current Music: "Don't Mean Nothing" Richard Marx
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June 8th, 2009
05:27 pm

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hello
Today I seen my old (101 years old) friend laid out. Of course, it didn't look like her, none of her personality showing thru. It wasn't unexpected, it wasn't particularly unwanted (she had been very ill almost all year) but of course it hurts just the same. I hope I got my wits and body about me when I get old....

Current Location: home
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Goon show
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May 25th, 2009
12:34 pm

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Thank you
It's Memorial Day, a day to remember all those in the military that gave the ultimate sacrifice. ANyone who sacrificed their time and their life in the military, as well as their families, I would like to say thank you for my freedon.

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Current Music: Taps
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March 28th, 2009
01:02 pm

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memories
I was sitting in the doctor's office, waiting to be seen. I was sure my blood pressure was higher than it should have been because of eating salty food and stress.
For no reason I can think of, I remembered an incident with my older sister Bee that led to great pain for me. My parents were out of the house, not unusual. I was probably 12 or 13, which made Bee about 16 or 17. We were "carrying on", running up and down the steps, being noisy. For some reason I don't remember, I ran into my mother's room and shut the door. There was no lock, so I wedged my foot against the door in an effort to keep Bee out. (There was a huge gap between the bottom of the  door and the floor.) However. that wasn't going to keep Bee out. She pushed and I felt a little pressure on my right big toe. Not a problem, I could handle it. SHe pushed very hard - and ripped off the right foot big toe's toenail completely off. I had no toenail left and it hurt like hell and it took a very long time for it to heal and not be incredilbly sensitive.
I find some sort of metaphor in that story about her death. I did sort of expect, bit obviously, not that soon not like it happened, just...well, I guess I really _didn't_ consider it.  But emotionally I feel the same, very hurt, very sensitve and I think it will take forever to  heal.
Not the best story in the world to tell about a deceased sibling, but a telling one, I believe...

and oh yeah, my blood pressure is higher and he increased my blood  pressure meds :(

Current Location: home
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
Current Music: "After the Gold Rush", Neil Young
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March 12th, 2009
10:29 pm

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fyi
In case anyone is wondering, my right leg has finally healed, although, according to the doc, it will be tender for the next year to year and a half. It's still tender to the touch, definitely cramps my style, whatever that style might be...
They have laid off a few pwople at work and of course, brought in more work.. nothing new there...
Still waiting for that "little miracle"....

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
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March 1st, 2009
05:00 pm

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March Madness
I've had enough March Madness to last one lifetime, thank you.
Christmas was strange. We had decided we weren't going to celebrate it (Kimba and I), just wait a month or so. But that changed. Glad it did.
They did lay off some people at work, one person in my department had almost 20 years. And they kept her for _2_ more weeks after they said "your job has been eliminated". And everyday, my supervisor would say "if you don't do(insert insane demand here), you won't get your severance package". You'd think the supervisor would be happy, she didn't like the woman and wanted her out, so she won. I would say she's a poor winner....
I've got a heavy duty head cold. I put on pjs on Thursday night and basically stayed in them all weekend. I already called out sick for tomorrow. I feel better, but I think I need a little more rest....
there's probably more but I can't think....

Current Location: home
Current Mood: sicksick
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December 13th, 2008
12:35 pm

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this is a rant
so you're warned, so all this is whining......
This has been a very rough year. My grandmother died in March - not unexpected (she was 100) but still painful. Cadbury the bunny broke his back in May & had to be put to sleep. I had a hysterectomy in July & popped out my stitches...the day after that, I broke my leg.  I finally went back to work in September and my supervisor, well.... let's say she kicked the rension up to a new level. My leg has not healed (too much stress) yet....One of my older sisters died in October, I was denied the bone stimulator to help heal my leg, the oven caught on fire on Thanksgiving (never had that happen before) and had to put Spike, out oldest cat, to sleep because he had pleural effusion and the cardiologist suggested (basically) a fishing expedition to see what was wrong....But he kept being filled up with fluid  :(  
so I am not in a happy place. They are talking about layoffs where I'm at, but no info on how they will decide. My supervisor is out on medical leave & a new supervisor will be rolling in this week. I don't ususally feel sorry for myself, but I do not.
SO if anybody wants to pat me on the head and say "poor baby"......well, I could use it.......

Current Location: home
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: "Crazy Love Part 2" Paul Simon
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12:17 pm

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Writer's Block: Full Moon Fever
It's the full moon today. Almost every culture has its share of lunar lore, from werewolves to lunacy to true love. Do you believe that the full moon affects our behavior or do you think it's a myth?
yes, if it can affect the tides, it can affect people. I worked at an ambulance company many years ago & it was_always_ busiest the day before, the fday of & the day after the full moon.  I had both my cubs on the first day of the full moon (obviosly different years)...and even now, working in the bursing home biz, you see more people going into the homes (and leaving permanently) at that time period...

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October 15th, 2008
10:28 am

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unlucky me


My older sister died sometime between Sunday evening and Tuesday night. I found out this morning. I hadn't spoken to her since Sunday, tho I called her a few times on Monday and Tuesday. My nephew (not her sone, my youngest sister's son) had to break down the door and found her dead with her dog next to her.  He had to call the cops and he got grilled about why he was there.

She's been in and out of the hospital all year. She had tons of medical problems, but I think it may have be a heart attack. She was in the hospital Friday into Saturday morning. They gave her a choice to stay in the hospital or go home and she chose go home. I had talked to her Sunday & she said she felt good and she seemed to be in upbeat frame of mind....

I tried going to work today and made it for less than a half an hour. I had thought I could do it, but you can tell when I've been crying, so people asked - and I told them. It becomes more real with each retelling.  My son took me home.

It's _NOT_  easier the second time around......

 

Current Location: home
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
Current Music: "I Grieve For You",Peter Gabriel
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